Childhood Remastered: Episode 66 – Tales from the Cryptkeeper

 

This week’s request comes via several listeners! Covering Tales from the Cryptkeeper isn’t our first foray into covering animated kids shows based on inappropriately adult oriented content. But in this case, it’s the first time that both the adult content and the animated show it’s based on were well done. In many ways it seems odd that this show didn’t get more episode. Of course we like to try and answer “why”. Why so short a run? Why were there several years between the second and third season? Why did they change the format, and animation so drastically? Take a listen this week as we do our best to fumble through those questions!

From Wikipedia:

Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited. It was shown on YTV in Canada and on ABC in the United States. In Canada, it still airs re-runs near Halloween on Teletoon. It was based on the live-action television show, Tales from the Crypt, which aired concurrently on HBOTales from the Cryptkeeper was aimed at children and this series was significantly milder than the live-action HBO version and all blood and gore were completely omitted in order to target the audience.

Highlights:

HBO, Nelvana, ABC, Canada, YTV, EC Comics, Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear, Libby Hinson, Ben Joseph, Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert, Patricia R. Burns, The NeverEnding Story, Mr. T, Inspector Gadget, Beetlejuice, Dog City, Laura Shepherd, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Care Bears, John Kassir, Rocket Power, Meeko, Pocahontas, Elizabeth Hanna, Wild CATs, Sailor Moon, The Legend of Zelda, David Hemblen, Magneto, Captain Power

Links:

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Cryptkeeper
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122837/
Show Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZmEJFS5bBc
TV Tropes: TVtropes.org Tales from the Cryptkeeper

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